WeTransfer is the name of a legitimate service for sending files, however there is a wave of dangerous e-mails, infecting you with a Trojan, using the WeTransfer name.
WeTransfer Trojan is actually a backdoor virus, that is identified as Kryptik Trojan. Its primary purpose is to infect your computer and then control it. The main way it uses to spread is e-mails that claim you have files for transfer. The e-mail leads to a third-party service, where you download a malicious macro infected PDF file, that can directly infect you with the Kryptik trojan. This Trojan can control your computer and steal your information completely. Read this article to learn more information on the WeTransfer Trojan, plus how you can remove it effectively from your computer.
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|Symptoms||No symptoms as the Trojan is completely silent.|
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WeTransfer Trojan – Description
The WeTransfer Trojan’s main goal is to infect your computer. To do this, it uses the following spam e-mails:
The WeTransfer Trojan can get you to download a fake PDF file. Once you open it it can infect you with malicious macros via the following activities:
Once your computer gets infected with the WeTransfer Trojan, called Kryptik, it can start to obtain administrator rights via dangerous files that it may drop in the following Windows directories:
Once this is done, the WeTransfer Trojan may also start to perform all sorts of virus activities on your computer. One such is to slither malicious registry entries in the folloiwng Windows sub-keys:
These keys are responsible for autorun on startup and by inserting a sub-key there, the Trojan makes sure to start each time you boot your Windows machine. Not only this, but the WeTransfer Trojan may perform the following virus activities:
- Disable your antivirus.
- Download updates of itself to remain hidden from your antivirus.
- Extract important information about your PC network.
- Steal your passwords.
- Modify and delete files.
- Steal your financial information.
- Steal files.
- Control your mouse and keyboard.
- Control your CD/DVD drive.
- Obtain access of your camera to record video of you.
- Shut down your Windows.
- Break your Windows OS by deleting files in %System% directory and also drivers.
These are the main reasons to immediately check your computer for and eliminate the Kryptik (WeTransfer) Trojan from your machine.
Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Your Computer
If you want to remove WeTransfer Trojan from your computer, we strongly advise that you follow the removal steps for Trojans below. They include the downloading and scanning with an advanced anti-malware software. This software is specifically designed to detect threats, like the WeTransfer Trojan and remove them permanently from your computer. It also ensures that your computer is safe from such threats in the future as well, with its real-time protection.
- Guide 1: How to Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WeTransfer Trojan from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WeTransfer Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WeTransfer Trojan from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WeTransfer Trojan from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WeTransfer Trojan
Step 2: Uninstall WeTransfer Trojan and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by WeTransfer Trojan on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by WeTransfer Trojan there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WeTransfer Trojan from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WeTransfer Trojan and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove WeTransfer Trojan via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase WeTransfer Trojan from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall WeTransfer Trojan from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove WeTransfer Trojan from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the WeTransfer Trojan will be removed.
Eliminate WeTransfer Trojan from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.